Eskin: '95 percent change' Eagles add before deadline

Andrew Porter
October 17, 2019 - 12:25 pm
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Howie Roseman is facing criticism for not acquiring Jaguars star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who was traded to the Rams earlier this week for two first-round pick and a fourth-round pick

94WIP's Howard Eskin joined Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie on the 94WIP Midday Show and sounded very confident that Roseman and the Eagles' front office will add at least someone before the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday, October 29th. 

"I would say there's probably a 95-percent chance, yes. You can add players—I don't know if it's gonna be a corner. Remember, you've got players coming back. They're getting players back. We forgot about (CB) Cre'Von LeBlanc, who really played well last year. Remember, the Eagles lost (CB Avonte) Maddox too, who did a good job for them last year. So you've got three guys coming back (also including CB Jalen Mills), you can do different things. So I don't know if they'll go out and get a corner. I think they might get a wide receiver, just in case DeSean—even when he comes back, he could get hurt again and you want to protect yourself against that injury. But I do believe they will do something, I would actually bet on it."

Some receivers that have been floated around in trade rumors include A.J. Green and Stefon Diggs (but that was admittedly before he went off for three touchdowns against the Eagles last week). As far as big name corners go, Patrick Peterson was rumored to be potentially available, as is Xavier Rhodes

Related: Eagles player rips team for not getting Jalen Ramsey

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, an anonymous Eagles player was unhappy with the team's decision not to acquire Ramsey. Eskin believes the quote was "overstated and overdone." He tweeted about it as well. 

 

Listen to Eskin's full conversation on the 94WIP Midday Show below.